Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

OMAHA — A Nebraska motorcyclist who was tracked by an airplane during a chase that hit 133 mph on the ground was arrested in Iowa after running out of gas.

Nebraska State Patrol spokeswoman Deb Collins said Tuesday the chase began Monday evening when the plane clocked the motorcycle at 93 mph near Blair.

A trooper tried to pull over the motorcyclist, but he took off toward Blair on state Highway 133, once hitting 133 mph.

Collins says the chase lasted 40 minutes and 60 miles, although troopers backed off for safety.

The motorcyclist turned east on Interstate 680 north of Omaha and crossed the Missouri River into Iowa.

He soon ran out of gas and was apprehended by Iowa troopers.

Twenty-year-old James McPeck of Omaha was arrested on several charges.